ROSARITO, MEXICO

I spent this past weekend in Mexico for Quinn's 24th birthday. I've never been to Mexico before (like at all) and this was a great first experience. It was amazing that I could be in an entirely different country just an hour away from San Diego!

How I got there:

1. Took an Uber to the 12th and Imperial stop downtown.

2. Rode the trolley towards San Ysidro.

3. Walked across the border.

4. Took a taxi to Rosarito. ($27 U.S dollars)

It was that simple! Also, right as you get off the trolley there a number of places where you can exchange U.S dollars for pesos.

Here is a picture below of the customs on the Mexico border.

 This was the ocean view from our hotel room. We stayed at Rosarito Beach Hotel in the Pacifico Tower, which is the newest building of the hotel.

This was the ocean view from our hotel room. We stayed at Rosarito Beach Hotel in the Pacifico Tower, which is the newest building of the hotel.

Our first meal of Mexico! We went to this super cute garden-patio-type place called Las Gorditas de Rosarito. We ordered gorditas, which neither of us have ever tried before. They're basically tortillas stuffed with various meats. We ordered pollo de mole, bistek ranchero, and deshebrada gorditas. Yum!

 After our late lunch, we went to ride ATV's on the beach. I've never rode an ATV before! It was $20 for half an hour. 

After our late lunch, we went to ride ATV's on the beach. I've never rode an ATV before! It was $20 for half an hour. 

 For dinner we went to a place called Tacos El Paisano. They charcoal cook the meat and chop it up on this piece of wood right there. They also had delicious Al Pastor cooking on a rotating rotisserie. This is a picture of the serve yourself side items: blistered jalepenos, radish, guacamole salsa, radishes. I got a carne asada taco and an al pastor taco, Quinn got a carne asada taco, and it totaled to about $5 U.S dollars. (wow) 

For dinner we went to a place called Tacos El Paisano. They charcoal cook the meat and chop it up on this piece of wood right there. They also had delicious Al Pastor cooking on a rotating rotisserie. This is a picture of the serve yourself side items: blistered jalepenos, radish, guacamole salsa, radishes. I got a carne asada taco and an al pastor taco, Quinn got a carne asada taco, and it totaled to about $5 U.S dollars. (wow) 

 One of our goals for this trip was to do jet packing! We experienced this through Rosarito Ocean Sports, but actually had to go down to Ensenada to do it. It was $100 U.S dollars for round trip from our hotel. I actually didn't end up doing it, but Quinn said it was extremely difficult. It was $100 U.S dollars for half an hour. 

One of our goals for this trip was to do jet packing! We experienced this through Rosarito Ocean Sports, but actually had to go down to Ensenada to do it. It was $100 U.S dollars for round trip from our hotel. I actually didn't end up doing it, but Quinn said it was extremely difficult. It was $100 U.S dollars for half an hour. 

 We also went jet skiing which was a lot of fun. It was $40 U.S dollars for a half hour, and we both took turns driving. 

We also went jet skiing which was a lot of fun. It was $40 U.S dollars for a half hour, and we both took turns driving. 

 The sunset from our hotel room on Sunday night!

The sunset from our hotel room on Sunday night!

We decided to celebrate Quinn's birthday on Sunday night (his birthday was on Monday), at a restaurant El Nido, which we heard (and I read) great reviews about! They are known for their broiled meats. Super tender and yummy!